Steep Falls CDP, Maine
Population 1,084

Overview

Housing
Median Home Value
$162,800
Half are $121,400 - $222,700
Median Monthly Owner Costs
$1,262
With a Mortgage
Median Monthly Rent
$771
Includes Utilities
Median Year Housing Built
1977
Employment & Commute
Median Household Income
$47,000
Poverty Rate
4%
Unemployment Rate
17.7%
Education
Percent with a High School Diploma
90%
Ages 25+
Percent with a College Degree
26%
Ages 25+
Demographics
Middle Aged and Married
24%
Ages 40-64

While many may refer to the city of Steep Falls as a city, it actually is a census designated place (CDP). It is one of 3 cities in Cumberland County. Steep Falls is a rural city located in southwest Maine near the Saco River.

Steep Falls, ME is a Place (Census Designated):
Often referred to as cities, places can be categorized as Census Designated Places (CDP) or legal entities. The places that are legal entities provide governmental functions. CDPs have no governmental authority and exist only for statistical purposes. They are similar to legal entities in that they are a concentrated population identifiable by a name. Neither cross state lines, but may extend across county lines. A CDP may not extend into a legal entity.
Need a wider view? Steep Falls, ME is a part of the Portland-South Portland, ME New England city and town area.

Housing

1977

Median Year Housing was BuiltAll Housing Including Owner/Renter Occupied and Unoccupied

Year Housing was BuiltAll Housing Including Owner/Renter Occupied and Unoccupied

88.6%

Home Ownership PercentageOccupied Housing Units

32

Price to Rent RatioOccupied Housing Units

The price to rent ratio compares home values to rental costs. Values over 20 indicate that it is likely more affordable to rent. Values under 15 indicate that it is likely more affordable to buy. Values between 15 and 20 indicate that extra judgment must be taken when making housing decisions. It is calculated as the median home value divided by the median annual contract rent (ie. rent without additional utilities).

$162,800

Median Owner Occupied Home Value

$1,262

Median Monthly Ownership CostsOwner Occupied Housing Units with a Mortgage

Monthly housing costs include mortgage payments, real estate taxes, insurance, utilities, and condo fees. When comparing to monthly rental costs, be careful to also look at the median number of bedrooms. Owner occupied homes generally include more bedrooms than rentals.

3.5

Housing Affordability (Median Multiple)

The median multiple is the ratio of median house price by the median annual household income. In other words, how many years would it take for the median income to pay off the median home price? Higher values indicate that the incomes in the area are not high enough to warrant the higher home prices. Anything under 3 is considered affordable while higher values indicate that housing is not affordable.

$771

Median Monthly Rent and Utility CostsRenter Occupied Housing Units with Housing Costs

Monthly housing costs include rent and utilities. When comparing to monthly ownership costs, be careful to also look at the median number of bedrooms. Owner occupied homes generally include more bedrooms than rentals.

Employment

$46,522

Median Household Income

Household Income

30.6

Household Income Inequality

Income inequality is measured using the Gini coefficient. Lower values indicate that household income is spread evenly across the income groups. Higher values indicate that one income group is much more common than others.

4%

Poverty Rate

Poverty status uses the standards set by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). If a family's total income is less than a certain threshold, every person in the family is considered to be in poverty. The threshold varies based on family size, composition, and age.

$27,469

Median Annual Individual EarningsPast 12 months for the Population Ages 16+ With Earnings

Annual Individual EarningsPopulation Ages 16+ with Earnings

82%

Unadjusted Gender Pay GapPopulation Ages 16+ with Earnings

The unadjusted gender pay gap is the median indvidiual female earnings as a percentage of male earnings. In other words, women who work in Steep Falls, ME generally make around 8192% of what men do. Much of that difference is likely due to the number of hours worked (see the Full Time vs Part Time Work chart), occupations chosen (see the Employed by Occupation chart), education, and job experience. Adjusting for each of those factors to see what women with similar qualifications and jobs make compared to men is difficult, but the adjusted pay gap would be more likely to show the difference due to discrimination, difference in ability, or willingness to negotiate pay. For these reasons, differences in the gender pay shown here may be more likely to show the gender ideals in an area than the discriminatory practices. It is also worth noting that the 29% of men and 46% of women ages 16+ that did not have earnings were not included in the calculation.

17.7%

Unemployment RatePopulation Ages 16+ in the Civilian Labor Force

To classify as unemployed, people must not be in the military and must be actively looking for work (also known as the U3 measure of unemployment which is the official unemployment rate). In Steep Falls, ME, 26% of the population ages 16+ are not employed, but are also not looking for work so they are not considered in the unemployment rate. See the Labor Force Participation Rate for more information.

74%

Labor Force Participation RatePopulation Ages 16+

People in the labor force include those in the armed forces as well as civilians who are employed or classified as unemployed. To classify as unemployed, people must be actively looking for work. Common people that are not considered in the labor force are students, homemakers, retired workers, seasonal workers not currently looking for work, and institutionalized people. In Steep Falls, ME, 26% of people are neither employed or looking for work.

Full Time vs Part Time WorkPopulation Ages 16-64 Who Worked in the Last 12 Months

Full-time employment is typically considered 35-40 hours per week. With the exception of health care coverage, federal law does not regulate the definition of full time employment for compensation and benefits purposes. The Affordable Care Act (ACA/Obamacare) mandates that all employees working an average of 30 or more hours per week at a large employer must be eligible for health care coverage.

Total

35+ Hours per Week
83.3%
15-34 Hours per Week
16.5%
1-14 Hours per Week
0.2%

Male

35+ Hours per Week
91.7%
15-34 Hours per Week
7.9%
1-14 Hours per Week
0.3%

Female

35+ Hours per Week
73%
15-34 Hours per Week
27%
1-14 Hours per Week
0%

Means Of Transportation To WorkWorkers Ages 16+

Car, truck, etc.
96.1%
Public transportation
0.0%
Taxi
0.0%
Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means
0.2%
Worked at Home
3.7%

Travel Time to WorkIn Minutes for Workers Ages 16+ Who Did Not Work at Home

Education

Educational AttainmentPopulation Ages 25+

Less than High School Diploma
10%
High School Graduate
64%
Associate's degree
11%
Bachelor's degree
15%
Master's degree
0%
Professional school degree
0%
Doctorate degree
0%
90%

Percent with a High School DiplomaPopulation Ages 25+

High school diplomas include equivalencies, but do not include those who reported completing grade 12 without a diploma.

26%

Percent with a College DegreePopulation Ages 25+

College degrees include those with an Associate's, Bachelor's, Master's, Professional school, or Doctorate degree.

Demographics

1,084

Total Population

Life Stages

Children Under 10
12%
Children 10-17
5%
Young Adult Singles
22%
Middle Aged and Married
24%
Seniors
10%
Other
27%
24%

Middle Aged and Married (Ages 40-64)

Marital Status of MalesPopulation Ages 15+

Marital Status of FemalesPopulation Ages 15+

Household Composition

Single female/male families do not necessarily denote single parent households. Single householders living with siblings, their aging parents, or any other relatives would be included.

Married Couples
49%
Single Female Families
15%
Single Male Families
15%
Householder Living Alone
21%
Householder Living with Non-Relative
0%

Race

White
92.5%
Black
0.1%
American Indian or Alaskan
0.0%
Asian
7.4%
Pacific Islander
0.0%
Other
0.0%
Two Plus Races
0.0%
14

Racial and Ethnic Diversity

The racial and ethnic diversity index measures the probability that any two people chose at random from Steep Falls, ME are of different races or ethnicities where higher numbers represent more diversity. It was developed by the University of North Carolina and USA Today in 1991 and adapted in 2000 to account for differences in Census questions. It uses the same calculation methods as the Gini Index used by the Census Bureau to determine household income inequality.

Climate

The climate estimates use Steep Falls, ME weather from 1971 to 2000 at the nearest official weather station which is located at WEST BUXTON 2.

Average Daily Temperatures by Month (°F)

Average Monthly Precipitation (Inches)

Summer High Temps

This weather station's average summer high temps are lower than 83% of other weather stations.

Winter Low Temps

This weather station's average winter low temps are lower than 85% of other weather stations.

Precipitation Levels

This weather station's average precipitation levels are higher than 74% of other weather stations.

Entity Info

PropertySourceValue
State2013 ACSME
Summary Level2013 ACS160 (place)
Logical Record Number2010 Census0075050
Logical Record Number2013 ACS0002893
Region2013 ACS1
Division2013 ACS1
State FIPS2013 ACS23
Place FIPS2013 ACS73985
Metro Micro Politan Statistical Area Principal City Indicator2010 CensusN
New England City & Town Area Principal City Indicator2010 CensusN
Name2010 CensusSteep Falls CDP
Name2013 ACSSteep Falls CDP, Maine
Functional Status Code2010 CensusS
Legal Statistical Area Description Code2013 ACS57
State ANSI2010 Census01779787
Place ANSI2010 Census02583566
Full GEOID2013 ACS16000US2373985
GEOID2013 ACS2373985
Population2010 Census1,139
Population2013 ACS1,084
Housing Units2010 Census402
Housing Units2013 ACS491
Land Area2013 ACS10.0 square miles
Water Area2013 ACS0.2 square miles
Population Density2013 ACS108.0 people per sq. mile
Minimum Bounding Rectangle Or Bounding Box2013 ACS[43.755588,-70.668199], [43.824549,-70.578315],
Centroid Or Center Coordinates2013 ACS43.790526273608, -70.627466531509
FIPS Place Class Code2010 CensusU1
Place Size Code2010 Census09